Discounted t-shirts for non-profit organizations (at production cost)

For around 10 years, we have been providing merchandise at the production cost to a significant number of activist organizations around the world to help fund their activities. We believe in activist solidarity and sharing of the means of production, so our principle is to help our comrades without making any profit.

 

We print, you sell

  • Items at production cost with free shipping anywhere in the world
  • Offer intended for non-profit organizations, associations, unions or other activist groups
  • Minimum order of 25 items
  • Up to 35% off with printing on demand (any items in our inventory)
  • Up to 60% off screen-printing wholesale (minimum 30x the same design)
  • Possibility to print the logo of your association
  • We offer you the services of our graphic designers for free

 

Procedure:

  1. Contact us first to confirm your eligibility for the campaign by providing some information about your project and the group you represent
  2. After we confirm your eligibility, you can place the order on our website using the promotion code provided in the e-mail instructions. This will give you an initial 15% off on your order.
  3. After checkout, forward us a copy of the invoice and then you will receive the rest of the discount through a PayPal transaction (please allow 3-5 business days).

Note: Please follow the e-mail instructions carefully. You MUST enter the promotion code to apply the first 15% discount. This is the only way for us to provide this discount due to payment processing limitations.

 

Sell your t-shirts on our website

Do you prefer to launch a fundraising campaign by selling t-shirts without having to manage the sales, the inventory, the website and all the technical aspects involved? Submit your project and if accepted by our team, we could sell your t-shirts in our shop.

No financial implication needed on your side! Printing on demand avoids the financial investment normally required to produce t-shirts and the risk of not selling them all. Plus, your t-shirts take advantage of the visibility of a well-established cooperative store.

Our system allows you to track sales and statistics by logging into the site via our simple interface. This allows you to see at any time all of the revenue generated by your sales. The profits are then paid to you at the chosen frequency.

With this partnership, we can provide t-shirts at production cost, even in small quantities. Ideal for smaller campaigns.

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Offered services :

  • Graphic design optimization and preparation for sale
  • Managing international sales and payments
  • Printing and shipping of items (dropshipping)
  • Customer service team 7 days a week
  • After sales service and returns management
  • Computerized accounting – you are able to track your monthly sales statistics
  • Free promotion service

 

Note: we receive a large number of offers and unfortunately we can not accept all designs submitted to us.

$1,000 for Rojava Revolution and refugees charities

Solidarity with Rojava revolution and Syrian refugees! A donation of $1000 was shared among different causes and humanitarian organizations. We think that in addition to the urgent need for humanitarian aid to a war-torn region, there is also a growing hope of a revolution that gets underway in Rojava.

Our donation was shared between the following causes (more details below)

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F.A.Q. – Creating your own customized articles

Two types of printing options are available: ink printing (digital direct / D2G) or flex printing (vinyl heat transfer). For more information on the types of available impressions and their different characteristics, click here.

Ink printing (pixel files)


Recommended resolution:
3000x3000px (300DPI)

Maximum file size:
10MB

Accepted file formats:
.PNG (Recommended)
.GIF
.JPG (No transparent background)
BMP (no transparent background)

► Size adjustment:
You can always decrease the image size without loss, whereas increasing the size may result in a distorted and more “pixelisated” result.

 

Transparent background

 Pixel graphics are used as the master copy for Digital Direct printing. These graphics are printed on the shirt exactly as they were uploaded. If your graphic contains a background, this will also be printed as it appears.

A common desire is to print a cropped element of an image without the background. A white background is not sufficient here as printing the design – even on white products – would result in printing the white area as well. This is why the background needs to be transparent so that our printers will ignore it.

 If you do not want the background to be printed on the shirt, you must crop your design (meaning to cut your design from the background). By doing this, you make your design’s background transparent.

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Most graphics editing software programs show transparent backgrounds as a white-gray checkerboard pattern. If you upload a graphic with a transparent background, the color of the shirt will appear in those areas after the printing is finished.

Note: The PNG format is recommended for optimum quality. Most other formats do not recognize transparent zones and automatically add a white background to the graphic while recording.

 

Flex printing (vector files)

Accepted file formats:
.AI
.SVG
.EPS

 ► Image size:
We recommend a maximum size of 11″x11″ (28x28cm) to make your design printable on as many products as possible. The maximum printing area is 15″x15″ (38x38cm).

► Line thickness:
Lines as well as other parts of your design need to have a thickness of at least 1.5mm. The gap between 2 separate areas cannot be less than 1mm.

► Convert to curves and paths:
Objects and texts selected for print must be converted to curves and paths. Pixel graphics cannot be used.

Anchor points:
Use a minimal number of anchor points.
Maximum 2000 anchor points by colors (max 6000 for a 3-colors design)

Colors:
For flex printing, no more than 3 colors can be used. Please note that gradients are not possible. Before creating a design, you should also have a look at the color range available.
Link: creating multi-colored designs for plot printing
Link: list of available colors (flex printing)

Additional informations

Why my image was rejected? Common reasons and assistance
Notes on copyrights
Difference in colors: screen vs. monitor
Increasing image resolution / Reducing file size
Fonts on the T-Shirt Designer
Manufacturers Code of Conduct
Ethical and environmental certifications on products

New t-shirt customization feature + summary of 2015 news

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The new t-shirt designer is here !

T-shirt designer – features overview

  • Ability to change the design print color (flex print only)
  • 200 types of clothing and accessories to customize : t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, handbags, caps, phone cases, pins, etc.
  • White t-shirts with black prints are now possible.
  • Edit a t-shirt to modify the size of the design or where it’s located.
  • Add a print in the back or on the sleeves. Possibility of multiple prints (one front and one back)
  • Add your own text or your own image on our clothes

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Note: A fee of 20% is charged by our printer for custom t-shirts. Total cost is $17.79 per shirt

 

Summary of 2015 news


-> New discounts are available, allowing for up to 15% off orders of at least 10 items. Wholesale prices are also available for 50 or more items.

-> New basket system: the baskets and transaction system has been completely redesigned from scratch to fix some bugs. A wishlist system has also been added.

-> Currency conversion: Our system now automatically detects the local currency (dollar or euro), thanks to geolocation. The system converts currency in real time with the daily exchange rate and then display the prices in your local currency.

-> New “responsive” webdesign : The structure of the website has been redesigned for better display on mobile devices. The interface now adapts to the screen size.

-> Designs identification : each individual t-shirt is now identified by a title and keywords. A search engine will be available to easily find what you are looking for.

-> New designs : new designers were hired to revitalize our inventory with about 300 new designs.

-> Several aspects of the interface has also been upgraded, many new features have been added to the back-end and we updated our security system.

We had to put our donations on hold to cover the cost of these major investments in our system, but we will be announcing new donations very soon.

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New responsive webdesign

 

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New shopping cart system

Wholesale quantity discounts – up to 75% OFF

Using print on demand production model makes it challenging for us to offer competitive wholesale prices compared to screen-printing because each t-shirt is printed individually and we pay the same production cost, whether we print 1 or 100 t-shirts. Considering that the profit margins are lower than average using this printing method, it limits our options for discounts on large quantities. To learn more, please see the following blog article: Why are we using print on demand?

However, orders of minimum 50 t-shirts with the same design are eligible to wholesale screen-printing discounts ranging from 50% up to 75%.

 

Option #1 – Quantity discounts using print-on-demand

Combine products, designs and printing techniques at will. All items from our shop are eligible for quantity discounts, including customized clothing.

  • 10% off orders of 10 articles or more using promotion code MOLOTOV10
  • 15% off orders of 25 articles or more using promotion code MOLOTOV15
  • 25% off orders of 40 articles or more after adding our additional cash back discount (details below)
  • Equivalent to free shipping plus a discount on the order the total reduction exceed the shipping costs

On top of the usual promotions, we offer an additional 10% cash back discount on orders of 40 items or more, which gives you a total discount of 25%. Just checkout using promotion code MOLOTOV15 to get an automatic discount of 15%, then contact us after placing the order on the website and we will refund an additional 10% on each article, so in total, you get 25% OFF.

Note: Coupon codes from promotion campaigns may not be used in combination with the volume discount. See full terms & conditions.

 

Option #2 – Wholesale t-shirts screen-printing (50+ with same design)

  • Orders of 50+ items with the same design are eligible for wholesale screen-printing starting at 50% discount
  • Up to 75% discount on large orders
  • Pick a design from our shop or use your own image
  • Free delivery in the United States. International orders will be required to pay shipping costs.

QuantityUnit priceDiscount
50+ t-shirts$7.7550%
100+ t-shirts$6.9755%
200+ t-shirts$6.1260%
300+ t-shirts$5.4265%
400+ t-shirts$5.1567%
500+ t-shirts$4.9568%
700+ t-shirts$4.6570%
1000+ t-shirts$3.8775%

Contact us for more information

Notes: Pricings are based on 1-color screen-print with Gildan Standard T-Shirt (Unisex, 100% Cotton). Size range S-M-L-XL-XXL.
Please allow from 5 to 14 days for production and shipping.

All sales are final – our return policy does not apply to bulk orders.

Discounts for activist organizations

We also offer special discounts for non-profit activist organizations. Click here to learn more.

 


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Donation to Women On Waves, pro-choice feminists

A new donation is added to the list as part of our support to feminist struggles. Women On Waves is a Dutch pro-choice organization that specializes in providing safe abortion means for women living in countries where abortion is illegal. Some of these services are offered on a boat that has a custom-built mobile abortion clinic.

As the Pussy Riot support ceased shortly after their release, the sales of our feminist t-shirts will now be used to fund this organization. We have just sent the first donation of $300.

Mobile abortion clinic

When wow2Women On Waves visits a country criminalizing abortion, women requesting this service are loaded on the ship to sail in international waters. The application of national criminal laws, and therefore abortion laws, extends only to territorial waters; beyond 12 miles (or 2 hours of navigation), it is Dutch law that applies aboard the boat, making it possible to offer safe and legal abortion services.

Women On Waves was created in 1999 by the physicist Rebecca Gomperts. Volunteers have made trips in Ireland (2001), Poland (2003), Portugal (2004), Spain (2008) and Morocco (2012). The activities in Portugal contributed to the legalization of abortion in February 2007.

 

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Your images on our t-shirts: how to contribute to the shop?

The shop is a self-managed open collective, which means that any person sympathetic to libertarian causes can contribute to the project by submitting one or more graphic(s) to be printed on t-shirts.
Since a couple of years, many of the designs in our inventory come from these contributions. If you are interested to participate too, here are the steps to follow.

 

How to contribute ?

Contact us and send your graphics to the following address:
shop [at] no-gods-no-masters [dot] com

We only accept graphics that you personally created or that you own the rights to use.

 

What do I get ?

Being a non-profit shop whose sole purpose is to raise money for libertarian causes, most graphical contributions are made on a voluntary basis. In return, the store offers all its contributors discounts on all items (at production cost)

However, if a graphic is selling well the store may offer a counterpart:
Free t-shirt(s), produced and shipped at our expense
– In some cases, revenue sharing on sales
– Buying the rights from you

Shipping free t-shirt(s) is only possible when there has been enough sales to cover the cost of production and delivery of the t-shirt(s), which may take some time.

 

Technical details

Two printing options are available:

Vinyl printing (flexography)

Type: Vector design
Color: One color without gradients
File: .AI or .SVG or .EPS
Size: Maximum 11″x11″ (28x28cm)
Maximum 2,000 anchor points
Minimum line thickness of 1.5mm
Minimum distance of 1mm between 2 lines
Not too many negative spaces (eg holes within a row)

Digital printing standard

Type: Pixel design (non-vector)
Color: unlimited with transparent background
File: PNG file with transparency
Size: 3000×3000 pixels

 

Process and legal details

After sending us the image(s), they will be reviewed by the collective. If accepted, they will be made available on the shop with the next wave of new additions, usually within a month. If the graphic(s) does not get any sale after a while, it may eventually be removed from the store.

The artist stays the legal owner of his graphic we do not sign a contract to transfer the rights. The artist can continue to use its graphics elsewhere or authorize others to use it to sell products.

Be aware that No-Gods-No-Masters.com labels its graphics as “creative commons” license, which opposes copyrights by allowing the reuse of graphics as long as it is not sold for profit.

The permanent collective


The collective is distinguished from contributors since it involves active participation and to take part in the self-management of the shop. In contrast, a contributor only sends graphics without getting involved in depth.

Those who contribute regulary can apply to join the self-managed collective to participate in decision-making and be involved in the management tasks.

The members of the team are displayed on this page:
http://www.nidieu-ni-maitre.com/blog/presentationofourequipe/

Full funding of Anarcho-Punk.net & Resistance Network

Since 2009, No-Gods-No-Masters.com pays the entire cost of Resistance Network’s servers, which provides IT infrastructures to host a multitude of anarchists and countercultural websites.

In the past, the network was trying to fund itself through donations from members but was receiving very few money and the server bills had to be paid by the administrators. As time progressed the server costs kept increasing due to the growing popularity of the web sites, the expansion of the network and additional projects.

In 2009, the members of the communities voted to replace the donations by a t-shirts shop and thus was born No-Gods-No-Masters.com. Two years later, several artists joined the collective and the project had exceeded all expectations by successfully funding Resistance Network but also to amass a surplus of income. It was decided to stay non-profit shop and donate the additional profit to other organizations.

Thus, this shop was born through the will of self-funding Resistance Network but has now become autonomous with its own self-managed collective. However, funding for Resistance Network will always remain our primary financial commitment.

 

What is Resistance Network ?

Resistance Network consists mainly of the following websites:

Pirate-Punk.net : Music downloads database hosting nearly 20,000 albums and a french-speaking community for punks & skins with 25,000 members. Active since 2008.

AnarchoPunk.net : The biggest archive of anarchist music (over 5000 albums) and an international anarcho-punk community active since 2009, counting almost 20,000 members.

QuebecUnderground.net : The largest database of underground music from Quebec. Active since 2008.

 Resistance.tk : French anarchist forums, tools for activists and publishing of subversive material. Active since 2005.

 Resistance Webzine : French anarchist news journal.

Pirate-Punk.net Compilation and AnarchoPunk.net compilation : Music compilations available for sale and for free download, promoting file-sharing and anti-capitalism.

Hosting of other activist and counter-cultural websites associated with the Network and hosted on our servers.

 

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